Handmade Knives in Yamagata
See how Shimada Cutlery Works carries on a blade-making tradition dating back to the year 1365.
How to Get the Most out of Senso-ji Temple
Senso-ji is the oldest temple in Tokyo, and an essential part of any visit. But it's easy to feel a little underwhelmed—like you're just scratching the surface. Here's how to make sure you get the most out of this hot tourist spot!
Feeling Sleepy? Go to 'Bread!'
Any way you slice it, this comfy, whimsical bread bed really takes the cake!
Cuddle Up with Your Very Own Lapras!
Recreate Ash’s voyage around the Orange Archipelago without ever leaving your living room.
Special Starbucks Mugs Showcase Local Artisans
Starbucks Japan has a series of tumblers and coffee mugs that highlight the splendor of local pottery, and our friends at Spoon & Tamago have compiled some of their favorites.
Enter the Japanese Wonderland of Souvenirs
Noren is a chain of souvenir stores specializing in goods that are elegantly and artistically designed. And, most importantly, are useful beyond cultural differences.
Shop for Your Dream Life at the Loft in Ginza
Ginza's Loft store is attempting to spark a little more joy and awe with items to inspire you every day.
Retro Gaming in Tokyo
Takadanobaba's Mikado and the iconic Super Potato in Akihabara offer chances to step back into the Golden Age of arcade gaming.
Camera-Inspired Edo Kiriko Glasses from Canon
Camera lovers need to snap up these stylish drinking glasses, inspired by Canon cameras and made from traditional Edo Kiriko glass.
How to Buy a (Cheap!) House in Japan
Looking for affordable property in Japan? With a few tips (and by thinking beyond Tokyo) you may be able to snag a lovely house, apartment or tract of land for a steal! But of course, terms and conditions apply.
9,000 Bath Bombs at LUSH Harajuku!
If you're a fan of LUSH's magical bath bombs, you can't miss out on LUSH LABS. 9,000 bath bombs on a bath bomb conveyor belt—if you're a true Lushie, you better not miss it.
Kitchen-Haven Kappabashi Has More Than Knives
Previously, we've published articles about buying knives in Kappabashi, but this 'shotengai' has more on offer than just cutlery! Let's take a tour together and see a sharper side of this shopping street.
Use a Japanese 'Hottie' to Keep Warm in Winter
Survive the harsh Japanese winter by cuddling up in bed with this hot little number.
Living Large in Tiny Japanese Houses
This latest trend in Japanese architecture sees people living in minimalist homes to minimize cost and maximize their time.
Awesome Studio Ghibli Glassware Collection
Speech bubbles and pop art-style flare add a new comic book twist to these glasses of beloved Studio Ghibli characters.
This Aoyama Titanium Tumbler Store Is Metal AF
SUS Gallery has a new flagship store in the heart of Tokyo and it's sleek and stylish in silver and black.
Get Yours Hands on Some Handcrafted Pottery
Our friends at Spoon & Tamago are bringing you the best of the best in design across Japan. And the first featured artisan in the S&T shop has been announced. Click through to learn more about the chosen craftsperson.
Why I Switched My Family’s Diet to Washoku
Learn how one family made a big impact on their diet by switching to Japanese-style home cooking.
A Pitcher that Looks Like Running Water
A Norwegian and Japanese design team worked together to produce a clear glass pitcher that looks like running water.
Take a Trip Around Japan with Starbucks Mugs
These Starbucks mugs and tumblers feature local sites and foods from five prefectures.